Join us for a virtual town hall meeting for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients and family members on Saturday, June 12, 2021, starting at 10 am CT/11 am ET. This 3-hour program will take you through the strengths and weaknesses in the current treatment landscape of CLL. How will current treatments change in the face of cutting-edge developments? And for patients living with the realities of CLL, what can we do about fatigue? How can it be understood, treated and managed for all types of patients? Our co-hosts, Michele Nadeem-Baker and Jeff Folloder, will talk to renowned CLL experts Dr. William G. Wierda, MD, Ph.D., and Dr. Nitin Jain, MD, of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, as well as Dr. Farrukh T. Awan, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Our hosts will also talk to special guest Carmelita P. Escalante, MD, of MD Anderson’s Fatigue Clinic. We look forward to seeing you!
10:00-10:45 am CT – CLL Now: What is the standard of care for CLL? Where is it succeeding? Failing? What are patients experiencing?
10:45-11:30 am CT – The Future of CLL: Biggest research question is treatment resistance
11:30-11:45 am CT – Break
11:45-12:20 pm CT – CLL and Fatigue: Where should the conversation go after the initial, “Fatigue can have many causes...”
12:20-12:40 pm CT - Hear from a Research Advocate: What are research advocates and how do their efforts benefit patients.
12:40-1:00 pm CT: Q&A
Send us your questions: email@example.com.
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Hosts and Guests
Host and Patient Advocate
Patient Advocate and Host
William Wierda MD, PhD
Medical Director, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Nitin Jain MD
Associate Professor, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine
Farrukh Awan MD
Oncologist and Hematologist, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Carmelita Escalante MD
Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Julie Kolzet PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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